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'''Deng Xiaoping''' (Simplified Chinese 邓小平, Traditional Chinese 鄧小平, pinyin ''dèng xiǎopíng'', ; 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997), was a Chinese revolutionary and Politician|statesman. He was the paramount leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. After Mao Zedong's death, Deng led his country through far-reaching market-economy reforms. While Deng never held office as the List of Presidents of the People's Republic of China|head of state, List of premiers of the People's Republic of China|head of government or General Secretary of the Communist Party of China|General Secretary (that is, the leader of the Communist Party), he nonetheless was considered the "paramount leader" of the People's Republic of China from December 1978 to 1992, a period that includes the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. As the core of the second-generation leaders, Deng shared his...
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